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Lucia Love and Zoe Avery Nelson each have a conceptually layered painting practice that is informed by their sociopolitical identities and values.

We bring the work of these two New York-based painters together for Future Fair Online, on view from May 6 - June 6, 2020.

Lucia Love
Long Pour, 2020
Oil on panel
20 × 30 inches
$3,500

Lucia Love's surreal paintings are packed with symbolism referencing politics, gender, history & the dynamics of power.

Lucia Love
Installation view, JDJ, Garrison, 2019

Love focuses on a cast of characters she refers to as Doomerangs who are placed within situations that call to mind the comedic absurdity of present reality.

Two Aphrodites depicts the goddess as mythological animals: a carnal she-goat and a languid swan. In her dual forms, the goddess is trapped inside a milk crate, her love and beauty unappreciated in this subterranean space.

Lucia Love
Two Aphrodites, 2017
oil on panel
20 × 30 inches
$3,000

Like a work of speculative fiction, Love pushes actual events to their most absurd extremes to create her imagined worlds.

Lucia Love
American Landscape, 2020
Oil on panel
20 × 30 inches
$3,500

Love's recent paintings use the elements—in particular, fire and water—for their symbolic readings as well as for their relationship to ecological and manmade disasters.

Lucia Love
Wacky Inflatable Flailing Firearms, 2020
Oil on panel
40 × 30 inches
$4,000

A figure Love refers to as the Water Carrier recurs in many of her paintings. The Water Carrier acts as an avatar for Love's interest in feminism and its many forms and becomes a narrative link between the paintings.
Her watery burden is a nod to traditional head-carrying practices as well as the posture-training method at Victorian finishing schools.

Lucia Love
Lady of the Lake, 2020
Oil on panel
24 × 48 inches
$4,000

Lucia Love
Holding Pattern, 2019
Oil on panel
18 × 24 inches
$2,500

Lucia Love
Out With The Old, In With The Djin, 2020
Oil on panel
36 × 24 inches
$3,500

Lucia Love
Immutable Fortune, 2018
oil on canvas
60 × 60 inches
$10,000

Lucia Love (b. 1988, New York, NY) attended the School of Visual Arts on a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, where she studied painting and animation.
She is co-host of the podcast Art and Labor which chronicles the stories of social justice organizing within the art world and advocates for fair labor practices for artists, museum workers, art handlers, interns, and anyone traditionally overworked and underpaid in the field.
Her debut solo exhibition at JDJ, Fire Water, will open later this year.

Zoe Avery Nelson's paintings capture a sense of movement and fluidity.

Zoe Avery Nelson, Installation view, JDJ, Garrison, 2018

Zoe Avery Nelson
I Dance in Acid Rain, 2020
Oil on canvas
72 × 54 inches
$10,000

Colors slide from one hue to another, and shapes shift from abstraction toward a sense of swirling figuration.

Zoe Avery Nelson
Elephant no. 3 (impossible reach), 2018
oil on canvas
48 × 46 inches
$8,000

Much like their paintings, Nelson embodies a sense of fluidity, as their relationship to gender exists outside the normative binary.

Zoe Avery Nelson
Cosmic Pause, 2020
Oil on canvas
34 × 30 inches
$5,000

The formal language embedded in their paintings visually traverses through their experience of embodiment.

Zoe Avery Nelson
Green Raver, 2020
Oil on canvas
20 × 16 inches
$2,500

Zoe Avery Nelson (b. 1983 Rhinebeck, NY) and received an MFA from Columbia University in 2009. They are a recipient of the prestigious Sharpe-Walentas Residency for 2019-2020. Recent solo exhibitions include Rubber Factory (2019), JDJ | The Ice House, Garrison, NY (2018), and The Lighthouse Works Gallery, Fishers Island, NY (2017).